Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Musee du Louvre


Repairs? Storage? Trapped?

For a photographer,  Paris is a blessing and curse.  For me, it is a constant feast for the eyes.  But  on the other hand, Paris has been photographed from every possible angle for so many years by the world's finest photographers.  Intimidating indeed to find something new and interesting.  I don't pretend to do that.  I seek only to capture Paris for myself,  so that when I look back on my photographs, they are not just replicas from a guide book, but evoke a memory of a special moment, place or person.   Today, a visit to le Musee du Louvre.

The Tune du Jour is "Once Upon a Time" by Michael Dulin
One thing I really missed while I was away was Michael's music.  It's good to hear it again!

Stairwell Musee du Louvre


From the Pyramide du Louvre



Discover Michael Dulin!

28 comments:

USelaine said...

These are absolutely gorgeous shots, V!

Wayne said...

The bottom shot is really clever and it came out well. But I'm really impressed with the stairwell. Really.

Olivier said...

superbe vision du musée du Louvre, surtout la dernière photo.

superb view of the Louvre Museum, especially the last picture.

alice said...

I do like "your" Louvre and you've even found its ghost, bravo! The light you've caught is so special.
I'm in a hurry to discover your photos to come!
Very cold here today, 0°C (32°F ?), all the roofs are white with the frost! A very good weather to take photos but don't forget your gloves!

Bibi said...

Joli, joli, joli! Am enjoying your imaginative shots.

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JM said...

Great shots! The stairs are just fabulous!!!
By the way, did you meet Tom Hanks or has he given up the Gioconda thing? :-)))

PJ said...

Good morning, Virginia. I think you've hit your stride with these photos. The stairwell is just astonishing beautiful.

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful photographs. I'm in awe..

You have set such a high standard that I'm thinking of leaving my poor little digital at home when I go.. I don't think I can even come close to capturing Paris as you have.

19 days for me..

babooshka said...

Very good attitude. Photograph for yourself first,what is nautral and comfortable to you and it will be translated to others. Marvellous warm tones and the multi layers give a real feel of depth of field.

Knoxville Girl said...

oh la la, that stairwell!

angela said...

I'm in love with that stairwell...very impressive.
I'm overcome with a longing to go to Paris..the tourist board ought to employ you, V.

tr3nta said...

beautiful captures in the Louvre... the middle one could be a nouvelle vague movie scene...

Ming the Merciless said...

I know what you mean! When I travel, I rarely take photos because I want to see everything with my own eyes without worrying about peeking through the camera to capture the perfect shot.

The last time I was in Paris, I went to the Louvre early in the morning to avoid the crowd and I went straight to see (1) the Winged Victory, (2) Mona Lisa, and (3) Venus de Milo. I didn't hang around the museum too much because I was there before.

11bonitadrive said...

I know envy is a sin,

but you might just make me do it

if you keep posting these wonderful French Photos!

Tanya said...

Amazing photos, really!

jill said...

What can I add? We are the 'groupies' and you are the STAR! These are indeed wonderful, unique shots.

Ken Mac said...

middle shot is gorgeous! my fave!

marley said...

I love the stairwell photo! Pure brillance! Paris got your photographers eye really wandering. Great shots :)

JM said...

Virginia, I got your message and have just sent you an e-mail, but it came back saying your adress does not exist...
Here is mine: mendonca.jats@gmail.com

Tash said...

The Louvre that no-one else has photographed! You go, girl! The golden tones are just wonderful.
As for missing your tunes - I think iPod is in store for V. for Christmas, n'est pas les enfants???

Ms. Hays said...

These photos are very nice - You are truly one of the lucky ones to have been able to see such a beautiful place.

Laurie said...

And I thought I had lost my mind with your LAST collection of Paris photos. These are exceptional, V. You can hold your own with any photographer -- you've got the gift, girl.

Dusty Lens said...

Bravo, wonderful images! Hey, you have taken excellent night/low light photos!

Virginia said...

Angela, i did have Michael on my IPOD. I actually ran the battery down on both plane trips! HA

DL, I am on the scent of a fixed lens that will give me an fstop of 1.4! Oh yes, low light here I come.

JM I'll write you today. Thanks so much.

Laurie, You're a dear. How much to I owe you for that nice comment! HA

Petrea said...

I shall just feast my eyes and enjoy.

Eki Akhwan said...

That staircase look marvellous, V!

11ghost said...

Интересная статья!